• A Varsity Village Garden

    Varsity Garden
  • Lincoln Square Rooftop Garden

    Lincoln Square Rooftop Garden
  • Laube Hotel circa 1903

    Laube Hotel circa 1903
  • Laube Hotel Apartments Circa 2008

    Laube Hotel 2008
  • Laube Hotel Interior

    Laube Hotel 2008 Interior

    Oakland Block Building ~ 2002 Historic Preservation National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials Award of Excellence

    Oakland Block Building

    Riverhouse ~ 1998 National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officals Award of Excellence

  • Walton Two Rooftop Deck

    Walton Two Rooftop Deck

Who We Are:

Bellingham Housing Authority is a local government agency that serves approximately 3,000 homes housing over 7,000 residents in Whatcom County. The Bellingham Housing Authority and the Whatcom County Housing Authority work together to provide needed housing in our community. Some people we serve are:

  • Low-Income Families
  • Elderly People
  • People with Disabilities
  • Working families in need of affordable housing

BHA is governed by a Board of Commissioners.


Our Mission:

Our mission is to offer opportunities for people to thrive by ensuring access to quality, affordable homes.

Our Vision: 

Every person has the opportunity to live in a safe, secure, affordable home.


  • Housing Programs

    Information about our housing programs, how to apply and waiting list information.


  • Properties

    Information on properties owned or managed by the BWCHA.


  • Landlords

    Are you interested in becoming a Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 landlord?


  • Public Comment

    Your input counts!  Please check our current 'Requests for Comment'.


  1. Save My Spot

    If you received a letter informing you to save your spot on BHA waiting lists, you will be able to register and log into Bellingham Housing Authority's Online Portal here to complete the process.

    You must register and save your spot by 

    September 30, 2018

    if you want to remain on BHA waiting lists.

    You will need an e-mail address in order to register.

    Use the Save My Spot link below to get started: 

    Click Here to Save My Spot

    Quick Reference Guide

  2. Access The Internet

    Find internet for your home as low as $10 a month

    Discover free courses to help you learn how to use the computer

    Purchase low-cost computers or tablets

    Read how here - 2018 Everyone-On-Fly...

    Access Opportunity! Whether it’s finding a job, learning new skills or helping students with their homework, everyone should benefit from Internet connectivity.
  3. Waiting List Updates!

    Click the image for more information on program wait lists.

    waitlist updates

  4. Document Library

    Please click the image for our Document Library to access useful forms and documents.  You may also navigate to the Document Library on the 'Contact Us' menu tab.
  5. Newsletters

    Read the monthly newsletters for our Public Housing residents